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Nikon's D6 flagship DSLR camera arrives in April for $6,500

Nikon Unveils the D6 with the 'Most Powerful AF System in Nikon History' Nikon's D6 flagship DSLR is here to ace sports photography
Cecil Davis | 15 February, 2020, 09:22

After a development announcement previous year and a lackluster teaser campaign, Nikon has finally unveiled their latest flagship full-frame DSLR for sports shooters and photojournalists: the Nikon D6.

The D6 still makes use of a 20.8- megapixel full-frame sensing unit, however it has a brand-new Expeed 6 cpu that permits for 14 fps full-resolution ruptured capturing or as much as 10.5 fps in live sight.

Velocity has additionally been improved, with the maximum burst price elevated from 12fps to 14fps with full AF/AE monitoring, or 10.5fps in "silent mode" utilizing the digital shutter.

First impressions are that Nikon have focussed their efforts on producing a body that that delivers in autofocus speed and accuracy above all else. "The rapid movements of athletes can be beautifully captured by its quick reactions, without hesitation or interruption in the crucial moments", said John Young, general manager of marketing for Nikon Australia.

Interestingly, the total number of AF points has gone down from 153 to 105, but, all of these are now selectable and all are the more accurate cross-type.

Nikon Unveils the D6 with the 'Most Powerful AF System in Nikon History'
Nikon's D6 flagship DLSR camera arrives in April for $6,500

The Nikon D6 not only uses a triple sensor structure to achieve an intense focus of 1.6 times more than its predecessor D5, but also allows the AF system to be customized.

MELVILLE, NY (February 11, 2020) - Today, Nikon Inc. has unveiled the D6, a new professional-grade DSLR built for those in need of extreme reliability and ultimate performance. Nikon's new flagship improves on its forebear with industry-defining AF and versatile connectivity.

It also comes with expanded focus detection range, increasing the detection area for single point AF and dynamic area AF, for easier focus on a subject even when outside the focus point. All points are selectable and users can also take advantage of 17 custom Group Area AF arrangements. The enhanced sensitivity of autofocus gives the D6 the ability to focus at light levels of -4.5EV. Stunningly clean image quality that shines in any light.

The 20.8MP sensor has been created to produce sharp, impeccable shots even at high ISOs which, like the D5, can be extended from the native 100-102,400 to a whopping 50-3,280,000. There is a USB-C port is for faster transfer of files along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Nikon has released a whole series of images taken with the D6, which you can see below. Please keep in mind that this only includes the camera body, though.

Nikon has also added a bunch of workflow enhancements for the pros. The D6 is arriving in April of 2020, just in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, at a suggested retail price of $6,500.

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